As the Canadian parliament returns and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tries to put a moral scandal behind him, his government will unveil plans for a pandemic response and recovery in the country on Wednesday.
One year ago, Trudeau’s government last delivered a throne speech formulating government policies and programs at the start of a parliamentary session.
That was before the global corona virus boosted the pandemic economy and the lives of many Canadians.
The prime minister himself was caught up in the summer of a charity ethics scandal. This led to the loss of the job of finance minister.
In August, he also made the controversial decision to address the realities of the Pandemic with a new throne speech on September 23 to extend or suspend Parliament.
As lawmakers return to Ottawa, Trudeau’s government faces a possible election, a new opposition leader trying to make its mark, and an increase in Covid-19 cases in various parts of the country.
Here’s what to expect.
‘Ambition and Courage’
The Liberal government is expected to announce plans to resolve the emergency crisis – a new leap forward as the country enters the cold months in the Kovid-19 cases – a roadmap for a long-term recovery.
Trudeau said he sees this moment as an opportunity to “build better” because “the window of opportunity will not open for long”.
He added that facing a pandemic beyond future challenges is a “job one”.
How can everything be?
Trudeau said recovery is a green, healthy and competitive Canada.
More specifically, the to-do list includes investments in child care, an expanded occupational insurance program, and funds for long-term care homes, which were especially difficult at the beginning of the Pandemic.
The Prime Minister receives expenditure wish lists from provincial premiers, which include increasing federal funding for health care.
Others seek further help in the face of infectious diseases.
Fearing a mass closure, a group of 1,200 restaurants are demanding that the wage subsidy be extended until 2021, that long-term rent be relieved, and that politicians find ways to encourage Canadians to visit restaurants.
Election speech and the new opposition
The throne speech about Canadians going to the polls this fall has caused a lot of ulation.
The speech will be followed by a vote of confidence in the House of Commons – the main test of whether a sitting government has the “confidence” of the majority.
A government must maintain the confidence of the House of Commons in order to continue to govern.
Mr Trudeau’s Liberals were re – elected by a minority last year, and need the support of at least another federal political party to avoid the possibility of an election.
In his speech last week, the Prime Minister held talks with opposition party leaders.
The Conservatives have recently chosen a new leader, Erin O’Toole, as they look to expand Kovid-19 trials across Canada and support small businesses.
Seen as a pro-liberal party, the NDP seeks more funding for long-term care centers, the creation of a pharmacare program, and universal child care.
The party will put pressure on the government not to allow Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit (Serb), Canada’s flagship financial assistance program for workers affected by the corona virus lockdown. Serb will be replaced on September 27 with an expanded employment benefit scheme.
When NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said he was fully prepared for an election, he added, “That is not my goal.”
If the Liberals survive the confidence vote, they will still face questions about the WE charity scandal.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections.
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Trudeau faces his third ethics inquiry into the now-canceled program for students affected by the recession. The WE charity, which is affiliated with Trudeau and his family, has been awarded a contract to provide a multimillion-dollar program.
Socially distant throne speech
Conservative Party leader Mr O’Toole will not attend the speech of Bloc Quebec leader Yves-Franോois Blanchetto. The two announced on Friday that they had tested positive for Kovid-19, although they are feeling better but they are in isolation.
According to protocol, the speech will be read by Governor General Julie Payet in the Senate Chamber.
Traditionally, speech involves many luxuries and ceremonies. Senators, Members of Parliament, Supreme Court Justices and various distinguished guests are in attendance.
Senate officials say the numbers will be controlled this time around, with most lawmakers asking to see the speech off-site.
Mr. Trudeau, Governor General Payet, and speakers of the Senate and House of Commons are required to wear masks and maintain social distance.
Following the speech, Trudeau is expected to address the nation on television on Wednesday evening.
Deficiencies, debt, and contagion
Canada is in dire financial straits due to the epidemic and is likely to face a recession.
The price tag for pandemic aid will only rise in the future.
Since January, 143,600 Canadians have been infected. More than 9,200 deaths.
Public health officials on Tuesday warned that the national daily number of positive cases was “rapidly increasing”.
Earlier this year, Canada forecast the largest budget deficit since World War II – $ 343 billion, more than C $ 212 billion in direct Covid-19 support.
Economists and political analysts expect Trudeau’s agenda to include major new promises with some big price tags – some sounding the alarm bell about national debt and deficits.
Fitch Ratings, the international credit rating agency, and Canada’s largest bank recently warned of budget red ink.
The federal government has not yet presented a budget this year since the financial update was postponed to March.
The hunger vote among Canadians for the post-Kovid recovery agenda, which addresses the economic and social inequalities highlighted by the Pandemic.
They suggest that gaining control of the pandemic and getting Canadians back to work is a priority for many.